Instructions for Adding the Freemind Driver

Created by: Lee LaMont Bell Jr., Last modification: 28 Jun 2005 (20:29 UTC) by xing
Freemind is another Open Source Application which is gaining acceptance through out the world because of it's flexibility and user-friendlyness. According to the devellopers - Freemind is a mind mapper, and at the same time an easy-to-operate hierarchical editor with strong emphasis on folding. These two are not really two different things, just two different descriptions of a single application. Often used for knowledge and content management.

While all of that may be true - it doesn't really describe what Freemind does. This first example was created in minutes and is a map of the bitweaver Dev- ReleaseOneproject on my computer.
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In order to display a Freemind file in bitweaver you need to install a driver onto your site. To do this:
  1. Create a directory named "drivers" at the same level that all the rest of bitweaver is installed on. As an Example - if bitweaver is installed in the bitweaver directory then it should contain a "blogs", "calendar", "categories", "contacts" (and a lot more) directories. Create the "drivers" directory with them.
  2. Download the Freemind.jar file and put it in that directory. Download it Here (right click on the link and select "Save As...")
  3. Use the Liberty Plugin "Freemind". The instructions are given in the editor's Help/Plugins/FreeMind section.
  4. If you have a number of example files that will be accessed quite often - I would also suggest creating an "Examples" directory to store them in.

Good Luck


by PreyCor, 23 Dec 2006 (13:46 UTC)
This page no longer works as the driver appears to be missing. To get a driver for your website, download the application from and install it, then check the 'lib' directory.
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